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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 2, 2008 3:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

Jerrob Hungar: Thank You for your response ...or, more accurately, your questions -- rhetorical or knot. '

The term seems like an oxymoron to me, however I understand how your doors of perception lead towards its tautological hue as well. Another ripple in "still" water, I guess.

"Words can only carve the space /
We fill with expectation..." ["Jack O'Roses"]

Let me rise, let me fall, let me climb, let me crawl
but let me in,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 2, 2008 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

Hi Ashes. I'll see your oxymoron and raise you a pleonasm.
Reading Hunter's journal from 6.23.06 - notes on turning 65 http://www.hunterarchive.com/files/newjournal/56journal_2006.html#anchor26253509 and wondering what you were up to.
Sorry about all the questions. Don't ya love it when people answer a question with a question? You can blame ganges! After I read how he'd tried to empty his mind, thought I'd give it a go and all that stuff just crawled into my hand, honest.

An excerpt from:
Down The Road
Lyrics: Robert Hunter

From the corner of my eye I saw the sun explode
I didn't look directly 'cause it would have burned my soul
When the smoke and thunder cleared enough to look around
I heard a sweet guitar lick, an old familiar sound
I heard a laugh I recognised come rolling from the earth
Saw it rise into the skies like lightning giving birth
It sounded like Garcia but I couldn't see the face
Just the beard and the glass and a smile on empty space

http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm

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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 2, 2008 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

Jerrob Hungar: I was hoping that someone would find the "Down the Road" reference... I glad it was you. Are you aware of the story behind the composition of that verse?

Thanks a lot for the journal link: "Who will walk it is a mystery, but it will be no chance alliance."

The empty space of my so-called "life" has been immensely enriched by meeting both you and ganges along the Way (cool insight by ganges earlier, hey?),
--- AshesRising

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 3, 2008 4:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

Dear AshesRising,
It seems so long ago now, when I was sitting in my office at work, playing with this mysterious new resource called the Internet and I remember feeling like a child with a fantastic new toy. The joy of exploration and discovery. I distinctly remember typing 'Grateful Dead' in the search box and my excitement growing as the results scrolled back like a revelation. I think it was 'Deadshow' I clicked on first and lost my breath when I saw the treasures displayed there. It was as though a warm and powerful light was shining on and within me. And to this day I still feel blessed that I found the Grateful Dead and they found me.
I still get affirmation of this feeling from the kindred souls that visit here, especially yours, Ashes. Thank you.

No I'm not aware of the story behind that verse. Other than the notes on Clearlight about the Martin Luther King verse and the account of the Further '99 show (wonder if there's a recording of that show somewhere), I don't know much about the song, except that the words are brimming with emotion. Haven't even heard the song, I'm sorry to say.

I hope you'll indulge me a little more because I just want to throw in a mention of Leaving Terrapin. This is another song which I've never heard except in my imagination. I find the words very moving (including the original version) and have always wondered why it was never played. I imagine this was one time the music faltered and Jerry's muse refrained from shining some light.
Alan

'Although the stars have shifted,
we're not lost
The wind alone itself
decides our course
Seems such a long time
since we saw any land
but a seabird brought
this olive branch
and dropped it in my hand'

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Poster: ducats Date: May 2, 2008 5:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

There is another universe in the space that most others think is my fingernail. I obviously stole that from Animal House.

Along the same vain a friend and I invented (while tripping obviously) match world - this was the entire life cycle of a universe that existed inside/during the flame of a match when struck - ending ofcourse when the flame went out.

sign sign everywhere a sign

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Poster: northstar dead Date: May 2, 2008 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: {Ignore this post...non-sense] ..".I came upon an empty space...."(?)

You just don't get this kind thought any where else.